January 19th was a fun day at the Santa Monica pier watching the strongest man in the world lift insane weights! It was a beautiful day by the beach and some celebrities attended as well: Sofia Vergara, Joe Manganiello, Sylvester Stallone, Gerard Butler, Ralf Moeller and of course the host of the event, Arnold Schwarzenegger
The night before me and the Arnold team were invited to have dinner at his house in LA, for me the best part was his miniature pony Whiskey, so cute and docile. I also got to meet Franco Columbo the former champion bodybuilder and world’s strongest man, he’s a living legend! Check out the photos and videos below, even tough it was a quick 2 day trip it was very eventful!
1. Martins Licis (USA)
2. Mateusz Kieliszkowski (Poland)
3. Rauno Heinla (Estonia)
4. Matjaz Belsak (Slovenia)
5. Jitse Kramer (Holland)
6. Jerry Pritchett (USA)
7. Brian Clark (USA)
8. Jean-Francois Caron (Canada)
9. Mateusz Ostaszewski (Poland)
The Arnold Pro Strongman USA was held on Saturday, January 19 on the Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles, California.
The event also featured the World’s Strongest Firefighter Contest and benefited the Santa Monica, Ventura and CALFire Benevolent Funds.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger hosted the event. Special Guests included 2018 Arnold Classic Strongman champion Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson and two-time Arnold Strongman Classic champ Brian Shaw.
Midway Labs USA was the main sponsor of this event! We are a proud supporter of our first responders and if you didn’t already know, we donate 5% of USA gross proceeds from the Military Trail line of products to several charities that supports first responders, cops, veterans and active duty military. See the entire charity list HERE.